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captioned by closed captioning services, inc. good morning, i'm cheryl jennings. and i'm kristen sze. president obama is on his way to ohio after taking off from san francisco airport this morning after a fundraising trip to the bay area. vic lee has the latest. >> reporter: president obama left san francisco aboard air force one this morning with his campaign coffers filled with cash. it was his 12th visit to the city another brief but lucrative trip. >> money is going to the swing states and california has become the banking state. if you look at where the most money has come, not only for
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obama but for romney, california is number one. >> reporter: it began last night with a roundtable for 25 wealthy donors. each patron paid $40,000. then the president met with 100 people who paid $20,000 each to have dinner with him in the bill graham civic auditorium. outside the venue, 100 people staged protests against various policies, from the use of drones in pakistan, to the federal crackdown on marijuana. >> the president: i love you back, thank you everybody! >> reporter: the president ended the day at a concert for 6,000 supporters at the auditorium tickets started at $200 per person. he alluded to his debate last week. >> the president: i had a bunch of of folks come to me,
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don't be so polite, don't be so nice. [ cheering ] president -- >> the president: but i want everybody to understand something, what was being presented wasn't leadership, that's salesmanship. [ cheering ] >> the president: and we cannot afford another round of tax cuts for the wealthy. >> reporter: mr. obama has raise add average of three million dollars from his previous trips here. he may need all the money he can get, because his visit to san francisco came on the day that the pew foundation released national survey which showed romney leading him by three percentage points. his next stop, ohio. vic lee, abc7 news. mitt romney is in iowa this morning, moments ago during a rally he slammed
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president obama for talking about big bird on the campaign trail. food stamps, when the president taobg office, 32 mill on food stamps, now there are 47 million. these are tough times with serious issues. you have to scratch your head when the president spends the last week talking about saving big bird. [ laughing ] [ cheering [ >> romney's comments about big bird are the target of a new spoof tv ad from president obama's cam paint mocks romney. -- >> big bird. >> big, yellow, men noise our economy. mitt romney knows it is not wall street you have to worry about, it is sesame street. >> i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. >> mitt romney taking on our enemies no matter where they nest. >> sesame street has asked the
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obama campaign to take down the ad even though it has not officially hit the airwaves yet. report shows mitt romney is capitalizing on the boost from the debate. poll out this morning shows romney has reached his highest personal popularity of the campaign favorability rate something 47% compared to 51% who see him as unfavorable. president obama's rating 55% compared to 44% unfavorable. >> the vice presidential candidates square off -- >> thursday. you can watch it here starting at 6:00. in napa county anybody living here the fairgrounds can expect to hear a big boom in less than half an hour. the napa valley bomb squad plans to blow up a highly volatile case of ether discovered during a cleanup. katie marzullo joins us from
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calistoga, a safe distance away >> reporter: this is as close as they will let us get. if you look over my shoulder, you can see crews are building a butcher out of sandbags and bomb detecting robot in the mix. authorities have been out here for hours, fire department, bomb squad, police, sheriff. they have to detonate medical ether they found a case, 96 canisters, quarter pound, found in a storm shed with other medical supplies. they believe they were part of a disaster supplies it can for a 200-bed hospital and that had been stored here for decades. the crate with the ether in it was marked 1957. >> because of the age of them, most of it was trashed, junk. in that process, there was a case of ether. and so, it is not something that you can throw in the trash.
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>> reporter: the plan is to keep it slow and steady and handle this correctly. you are looking live at the robot that is going to assist crews with getting this ether safely out of the way. four homes across from the fairgrounds are going to be briefly evacuated during the explosion. other neighbors were given notification. ether is flammable and they worry because of its age it could be explosive. that's why they are handling it on the site better than trying to move it. they say there will not any airborne hazards associated with this. they gave us an hour long warning, we expect the explosion 11:30. katie marzullo, abc7 news. suspended sheriff ross mirkarimi is about to learn whether he will keep his job. this afternoon the board of supervisors is set to vote on a recommendation to oust the sheriff who bruised his wife arm in argument. amy hollyfield has the latest. >> reporter: today in
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san francisco, the board of supervisors will be voting on whether ross mirkarimi will keep his job. mirkarimi was suspended as sheriff after pleading guilty to false imprisonment after an argument with his wife in which he bruised her arm. his wife is standing by his side, she thinks he should be able to keep his job. the mayor and advocates for domestic violence victims believe the board should vote him out of office. mirkarimi's attorney tells me they think the law is on their side. even if the board s mirkarimi he says this won't be the end. if the board votes against mirkarimi he will take this to superior court. he will be asking a superior court judge to overturn the bore's decision. amy hollyfield, abc7 news. -- former penn state coach jerry sandusky has learned his fate what experts are saying about the decades he will spend in prison. what was supposed to be a big jump has turned into a big
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fizzle. why a skydive ago tempt had to
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. in antioch several people have been hit in front of turner elementary school. eric thomas is there live. >> turner middle school is
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back there turner elementary, excuse me. the good news is no staff, no children were hurt. the wreckage is still here from the three people had were hurt and rushed to the hospital. that audi suv is what police say caused the accident. police say 8:00 this morning it sped through the intersection at speeds of up to 60 miles an hour. it then clipped a car trying to make a left at the intersection rolled over and over and struck a crossing guard on the corner. her 11-year-old son nearbyby and a parent who just dropped off her student at turner school. they ended up in a position looks like they were critical condition a few feet away there was a witnessary biby who saw what happened, got -- a witness nearby who saw what happened and got on the phone and called 911. >> i'm telling the disstager i don't think they are alive
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they -- dispatcher i don't think they are alive. horrible. >> two adults were lifeflighted to john muir. the 11-year-old son something going to be okay sorry there were injuries it would have been horrible and traumatic had students been in the streets or on the sidewalks when this accident happened. >> the superintendent says they have five grief counselors on hand at turner school in case some of the students saw or heard something or knew some of the people who were involved no names have been released. police say that two men ran from that audi, one came back and said he was the driver. they say they smelled alcohol on him and checking to see whether he was drunk. the other man they say still on the loose. he a warrant on him. he is still out there some place. police are skeptical about which one was driving since the alleged driver came back ab the -- and the passenger
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did not. you can see here intersection still blocked off, wreckage is still there.vén eric thomas, abc7 news. the former penn state football coach convicted of sexually abusing boys will in all likelihood, the rest of his life in prison. jerry sandusky was sentenced this morning after his victims spoke. t.j. winick was at the courthouse itch >> reporter: jerry sandusky wearing a red prison jumpsuit was led into the courthouse looking thinner, after three months behind bars many found guilty on 45 of 48 counts of molesting 10 boys, today he was ed to between 30 and 60 years in state prison. before his statement today in open court, in which sandusky maintained his innocence and finally broke down, he released this audio statement last night.
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>> >> reporter: the recording aired on a penn state student-run radio station. >> his statement today was a master piece of denial, self-delusion, untethered from reality without acceptance or responsibility, entirely self-focused as if he again were the victim. >> reporter: today in court some of sandusky's victims read impact statements one crying as he folk. the judge's sentence could have been as little as 10 years, as long as hundreds. in the end he said, 30 to 60, will put you in prison for the rest of your life. it will not be an easy life. >> no one is going to respect him, he's not going to have friends. he's going to have a rough ride. >> he's going to be isolated from the general population.
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>> reporter: today's sentencing triggers the appeals process. jerry sandusky is said to already be working on his new case. t.j. winick, abc news, pennsylvania. let's look outside. >> a lot of cloud cover, at least along the coast inland not as much where we have the best chance of showers as we look east good news sfo on time so is oakland and san jose. we'll talk about game three at the coliseum looks like it will be a little chilly, hopefully, the bats will be hot. you know the show must go on. what happens next when a qvc host
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breaking news right now in new mexico. extreme athlete felix bumgarner cancelled his planned freefall because of high winds. here he is suited up getting out of the capsule attached to the helium balloon and ed into the sky in the hopes of setting a stunning new record. -- the 43-year-old planned to
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jump into the new mexico desert from 23 miles up his dream to break the sound barrier and hit speeds of 700 miles per hour will have to wait until the weather gets better. this year's nobel prize in physics goes to a uc berkeley graduate and a french scientist. david wineland will share the prize with serge haroche of france. the committee is crediting the two with new ways to measure quantum particles without destroying them that may lead the way to super fast commuters and the most precise clocks ever seen. for one home shopping channel, the show must go on even if one of its guest host isn't feeling up to the task. >> mom and dad wants them to be safe. but you know --.
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>> are you okay? >> okay. what it does it gives us an opportunity for us to be -- >> he did ask if she was okay then he goes right on selling the product. not clear what happened to her but her co-host kept talking. it appears she is doing okay now. the mother of three posted on her facebook page she was feeling better. i know if something like that happened to us we would be doing cpr, calling 911. >> oh my goodness. all right mike. laughing ] >> good transition for you, good luck with that. >> i'm here for both of you. stkwhraopbg you. that was just wrong. >> i'm here to tell you about the weather not my opinion on what a d uffus he is. looking down from
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mount tamalpais this morning. no wet weather, one more picture a little farther off to the east with vollmer peak, i was told we were going to vollmer cam, let's go to live doppler 7 hd and show you much drier it has gotten over the last couple of hours. right now don't see any radar returns, go back three hours there were radar returns as we talked about this horpg they were going to rotate northwest and stay well out over the ocean the strongest storms have lightning we have thunderstorms the best chance going to remain over the ocean. 60s thickest clouds along the north bay coast, monterey bay inland to gilroy low to mid 60s salinas 59°. stray shower still possible today, again, best chance over the ocean bigger story or more widespread effect cooler than
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average temperatures. another chance mainly south of monterey bay tomorrow. warming trend, starts saturday as far as what is happening outside now we have temperatures that in the 60s, going to jump into the low to mid 70s in most of the south bay, upper 60s sunnyvale and milpitas. peninsula mid to upper 60s, low to mid 60s along the coast into downtown south san francisco and even sausalito. through the north bay valleys, upper 60s to low 70s there low 60s along the coast. east bay shore mid to upper 60s, union city, fremont, castro valley and hercules 70 to 71 widespread low to mid 70s east bay valleys. monterey bay mid to upper 60s. game three tonight at coliseum tigers and a's 6:00, 62°, a few clouds, cool by the end of the game down to about 57°. temperatures tonight the same
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ballpark as this morning 40s mainly north bay valleys. rest of us in the low to 50s. watching this area of low pressure kind of hugged the coaste#lá overnight now moving down to the south doesn't have much moisture with it. you can see with counterclockwise flow what moisture it has will wrap towards the bay area mainly stay over the coast today. tonight, a few clouds. down south of the monterey bay tomorrow where the showers will kick up, could get as far north as higher elevations around the santa clara valley. very isolated. the big story tomorrow, the coolest afternoon in the forecast along with thursday. friday slight chance of a shower then warming trend back to average sunday, monday. not too late to win $49,000 from abc 7 these people want the chance:
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>> coming up on katie reaching for success in a second career. oakland man went for a hike
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and found himself on a journey for the writer of a decade's old note. the first medication -- [ unintelligible ] those stories and more today at 4 and 5. giants and a's both battling to stay alive in the playoffs. >> a's fans rallied in front of city hall yesterday the a's play the tigers tonight first pitch:07. a's down two games to none. >> giants in cincinnati today first pitch 2:37. vogelsong will be on the . thanks for joining us.
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